Walkers Watch Out

The snowbanks are high and only going to get higher as the Department of Public Works continues to push snow from roads.

Snowbanks in town are five, six and even seven feet or more high in town so walkers need to take note that plow operators and others may not see them in some instances.

Local officials say the visibility is cut considerably for the drivers of plows and other essential vehicles with these high banks of snow.

Some of the banks will only grow taller as the plowing continues on roads where the lane or lanes need to opened more.

Officials ask that those who are clearing their driveways with snowblowers use care not to add to snowbanks that influence drivers' visibility.

Department of Public Works Director Gino Cresta said this morning that people who are clearing their driveways can expect, in some cases, more snow piled at the ends of the driveways by plow operations.

Plow operators have much more work to do and will likely be working into Sunday, taking a four hour break after they have been on the road 24 hours straight.

As the operators continue to widen roads, and snow push snow from the road, it will trail off the end of th eplow blades and collect at the end of driveways — some of which had already been cleared by residents.


  • In an emergency, dial 911
  • Police Department: 781-595-1111
  • Fire Department: 781-595-4050
  • Public Works Department:
  • National Grid gas emergencies: 800-233-5325
  • Comcast: 1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278)
  • Verizon: 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966)
  • RCN: 1-866-TECH-RCN (1-866-832-4726) 
  • MBTA Swampscott station: Service updates
NaemhOisin February 09, 2013 at 11:04 PM
havent seen a snow plow since around 5 this morning - so we shovelled out and fully expect to be shovelled back in by morning-if they ever decide to plow this street


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